1st Police District, 2301 S. 24th St., holds a community meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. 215-686-3010. phillypolice.com/districts/1st.
3rd Police District, 1300 S. 11th St., holds Police Service Area 2 meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Sacks Playground, 400 Washington Ave.; Police Service Area 1 meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St; and Police Service Area 3 meeting 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the super site, 10th and Bigler Streets. 215-686-3030. phillypolice.com/districts/3rd.
17th Police District, 20th and Federal streets, holds its Police Service Area 2 meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Conswiller B. Pratt Senior Center cafeteria, 3001 Moore St., and Police Service Area 3 meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1327 S. 19th St. (Earp Street entrance). 215-686-3170. phillypolice.com/districts/17th.
Burke Playground, Second and Jackson streets, holds a Christmas celebration 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20.
Columbus Square Park Advisory Council hosts its holiday party potluck 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Columbus Square Rec Center, 1200 Wharton St. 215-685-1890. firstname.lastname@example.org. columbussquarepark.org.
Community Educators Town Watch Association holds the 17th District Town Watch meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 17th District, 20th and Federal streets.
Dickinson Narrows Civic Association meets 7 p.m. Dec, 17 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 410 Wharton St. P.O. Box 63891. email@example.com. dickinsonnarrows.org.
Don’t Shoot... I Want a Future, 2700 block of Sears Street, holds a hats, scarves and gloves giveaway 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, 1904 E. Passyunk Ave., holds Photos with Santa for children 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 22 and holds Queers on the Avenue 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18 at Birra, 1700 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-336-1455. firstname.lastname@example.org. visiteastpassyunk.com.
Friends of Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets, meets 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and hosts a Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Dec. 21. 215-735-1225. email@example.com. hecphilly.org.
Girard Estate Area Residents hosts Christmas in the Park 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Girard Estate Park, 2101 Shunk St. 215-334-6673.
Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, 1318 Catharine St., holds holiday bingo 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St. 215-735-1225. firstname.lastname@example.org. hecphilly.org.
Lower Moyamensing Civic Association holds its Holiday Party 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Our Lady of Hope School cafeteria, 1248 Jackson St., and holds its zoning and planning meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, at Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St. P.O. Box 37522. email@example.com. lomophilly.org.
Neighbors In Action meets 6 p.m. Dec. 17. 1634 Wharton St. 215-463-1661.
Newbold Neighbors Association holds its zoning meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 1401 S. 16th St. P.O. Box 54891. firstname.lastname@example.org. newboldneighbors.org.
Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine St., meets 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. email@example.com.
Queen Village Neighbors Association holds its historic preservation meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and its sustainability meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Weccacoe Playground 405-25 Queen St.; and holds its holiday party 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, 916 S. Swanson St. 215-339-0975. firstname.lastname@example.org. qvna.org.
South of South Neighborhood Association holds its economic development meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at its office, 1901 Christian St., and holds its zoning meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St. 215-732-8446. email@example.com. southofsouth.org.
United Communities holds its EPIC Stakeholders Group meeting 5 p.m. Dec. 13 and its neighborhood advisory council meeting 6:15 p.m. Dec. 20. Houston Center, 2029 S. Eighth St. 215-468-1645. ucsep.org.
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